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Grandma’s Marathon registration opens October 1

DULUTH, Minn. — Registration for the 43rd Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K, will open at 7 p.m. (CT) on October 1. Entries for Grandma’s Marathon will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis until the race reaches 9,000 participants. Those who register to run the 26.2-mile race before December 31 will receive a free commemorative full-zip jacket. After December 31, runners will have…

Kerr, Eccleston finish first at Minnesota Mile

By Mandi Peterson Josh Kerr won today’s Grandma’s Marathon Minnesota Mile road race on Skyline Parkway. Kerr, 20, of Johnson City, Tennessee, finished in 4:10.5 and claimed the first-place prize of $2,500. Daniel Herrera of New Orleans, Louisiana, placed second in 4:11.1 and Boulder’s Riley Masters, placed third in 4:11.8. Amanda Eccleston, 28, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, claimed the women’s division title and $2,500 with a winning time of 4:47.0. Kellyn Taylor, 32, of Flagstaff,…

Registration open for Park Point 5-Miler

Registration is open for northern Minnesota’s oldest road race, the 47th annual Park Point 5-Miler. The race is scheduled for Thursday. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with kids-only races for children 14-and-under. The five-mile run will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the two-mile walk at 6:35 p.m. The pre-registration entry fee for the five-mile run and two-mile walk is $30, while race-day registration is $35. Youth pricing is $10 for children ages 6-14…

Barno, Taylor Grandma’s Marathon champions

By Mandi Peterson Kenya’s Elisha Barno successfully defended his title and became the first four-time consecutive Grandma’s Marathon champion by claiming victory in the 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday morning. Barno finished the course with a time of 2:10:06. Coming in second was Birhanu Dare Kemal, 31, from Ethiopia, who finished in 2:12:21. Christopher Kipyego, 44, of Kenya, won the masters men’s division for the second consecutive year crossing the finish line in 2:22:56.…

Cernik, Tollefson win William A. Irvin 5K titles

Grandma’s Marathon weekend kicked off tonight with the William A. Irvin 5K ― the first of three races scheduled for the 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend. This is the third year raced on the scenic William A. Irvin 5K course. Colin Cernik of Kansas City, Kansas won the 3.1-mile race with a time of 15:41. Second place went to John Heitzman of McFarland, Wisconsin, with a time of 16:10. Last year the new course record…

T-Mobile presents runner tracking at Grandma’s Marathon

If you’re looking to keep track of your favorite runners during Grandma’s Marathon weekend, T-Mobile has the perfect solution. Family members and friends can either download the Grandma’s Marathon App (available on IOS & Android devices), or visit https://grandmasmarathon.com/marathon-weekend/runner-tracking/ on race day and simply enter the name(s) or bib number(s) of the runners that they want to track. The tracking system, made possible through the support of T-Mobile, enables the progress of Grandma’s Marathon and…